The Tigers boys tennis squad opened the 2013 season against Lebanon on Monday and fell by a narrow margin, 3-6.

LEBANON – The Tigers boys tennis squad opened the 2013 season against Lebanon on Monday and fell by a narrow margin, 3-6.

"We took one on the chin [Monday]," coach Paula Davis said. "Even though we did lose, I thought the boys made a good showing. They played hard and for some this was their first match."

Waynesville finished 3-3 in singles play before dropping each of the team's three doubles games.

Three of Waynesville's top-six competitors missed Monday's match due to a DECA trip.

Match results:

Singles:

Robert Osborn (Way) def. Alex Boyer (Leb), 8-5.
Bryce Sadler (Way) def. Jorday Anderson (Leb), 8-5
Lucas Cressler (Way) def. Jacob Flanders (Leb), 8-1.
Issac Gillen (Leb) def. Kyle Roberts (Way), 8-3.
Tyler Burk (Leb) def. John Parker (Way), 8-1.
Coleman Beard (Leb) def. Chase Holden (Way), 8-5.

Doubles:

Boyer/Gillen (Leb) def. Sadler/Cressler (Way), 8-5.
Anderson/Burk (Leb) def. Osborn/Roberts (Way), 8-5.
Flanders/Beard (Leb) def.Parker/Holden (Way), 8-1.

After a Tuesday match at Camdenton, Waynesville will host its first event of the season against Richland at 4 p.m. on Thursday.